Fwd: [ILUG] Guess who got a job offer?
bbrelin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 00:43:14 IST 2005
Oops, Meant to send this to the list rather than to Rick directly.
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From: Braun Brelin <bbrelin at gmail.com>
Date: Sep 14, 2005 12:42 AM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Guess who got a job offer?
To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
What? Since when did this thread have anything to do with his software work?
This thread has been about the response that ESR wrote to Microsoft. The
reason that this response merited any discussion at all was ESR's level of
self-aggrandizement and dare I say it, arrogance, in his response to MS.
While I hold no love for Microsoft, this response was completely
inappropriate and uncalled for. I admire ESR for his dedication to OSS, and
his accomplishments, both in software development and in OSS evangelization.
I don't admire:
1. His tendency to stridently mix politics with engineering..
2. His tendency to dismiss people who don't agree with him
3. His tendency to be incredibly rude and arrogant, especially to new people
who tend to get scared off by his e-mail flames.
That's the topic of this thread...
On 9/14/05, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Braun Brelin (bbrelin at gmail.com):
> > I don't believe I was attacking his software work here...I was merely
> > remarking that his stridency seems to come out in sometimes
> > ways, which was the point of this thread.
> I stand^Wslouch corrected: You were not _attacking_ his software work,
> merely distracting from it with an irrelevant personal remark, under the
> odd assumption that your opinion on his political views is of interest
> to a Linux mailing list.
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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